Padres, Indians reportedly remain engaged in discussions on Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer
Reports of these talks first surfaced months ago
The San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians continue to discuss a possible trade deal involving Cleveland starters Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin.
The Padres have been linked with the Indians since December, when Cleveland became motivated to move Bauer or Kluber after Carlos Carrasco's Both Kluber and Bauer were rumored to be on the trade market this offseason but as spring training got underway, a trade grew increasingly unlikely. Now with barely a week until the teams start their 2019 regular seasons, it looks like the trade rumors are picking back up. But Rosenthal noted that a trade will likely not come before Opening Day.
In December, the Padres Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges had each been mentioned in the potential trade with Cleveland. Rosenthal reports that the asking price is lower now, but it still remains beyond the Padres' comfort level.to land Kluber and San Diego's outfielders
The Indians were also linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers and/or Los Angeles appeared to be a good fit Cleveland as they had plenty of options to offer the outfield-needy Indians. But the Dodgers eventually moved Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to
Here are the 2018 numbers on Kluber…
San Diego's rotation for 2019 has question marks. Padres starters posted a 5.09 ERA in 2018, the fourth-worst total in MLB. Their projected rotation of Joey Lucchesi, Robbie Erlin, Eric Lauer, Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm is young with very limited MLB service time. San Diego , but he's coming off Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the whole season. The Padres drafted Kluber in the fourth round of the 2007 draft and sent him to the Indians in the Ryan Ludwick/Jake Westbrook three-team deal at the 2010 trade deadline.
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